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Connections

CBS
(Movies & TV)
Orion Pictures
(Media and Entertainment)
Merv Griffin Enterprises
(Media and Entertainment)
Tribune Entertainment
(Media and Entertainment)
Heatter-Quigley Productions
(Media and Entertainment)
 

See also

King World Productions

Knowledge Identifier: &King_World_Productions

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King World Productions

Production company and a syndicator of television programming in the United States until its eventual 2007 incorporation into CBS Television Distribution add

Category: Business (17)

Founded in 1964.

Country: United States (100%)

Main connections: CBS, Orion Pictures, Merv Griffin Enterprises

Linked to: CBS Corporation, HBO, Hanna-Barbera, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

 

Timeline


 

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1964

The division was started in 1964 by Charles King add something


1973

King died in 1973 and the company was taken over by King's children: Roger King , Michael King, Robert, Diana, Richard, and Karen add something


1982

In 1982, King World formed an ad-sales barter division called "'Camelot Entertainment Sales"' add something

 

Merv Griffin Enterprises - In 1982, the company joined forces with King World to syndicate a nightly version of "Wheel of Fortune"


1983

Originally, the company produced two pilots of the game show; one in September 1983 and the other on January 9, 1984 add something


1985

On February 11, 1985, King World formed "'King World Enterprises"' to develop joint-venture programs with advertisers and station groups and to handle international distribution for King World and Camelot add something


1990

In the 1990s, King World operated an "As Seen On TV" VHS service called "'King World Direct"' add something


1991

November 25, 1991, King World acquired the "Hollywood Squares" format rights from Orion Pictures Corporation after Orion closed down its television division add something

 

Heatter-Quigley Productions - MGM Television acquired the rights retained by Orion Television to the Heatter-Quigley shows, with the exception of "Hollywood Squares" format rights that Orion sold to King World Productions after Orion closed down its television division on November 25, 1991

 

Orion Pictures - On November 25, 1991, Orion sold its "Hollywood Squares" format rights to King World Productions after Orion closed down its television division


1995

In 1995, King World began co-distributing "Geraldo" with Tribune Entertainment, and would continue co-distributing the show until its cancellation in 1998 add something


1997

When it was acquired by CBS Enterprises in 2000, it distributed a number of CBS-produced series for syndication, such as add something


1998

On September 28, 1998, King World acquired the worldwide leasing rights to the solo-developed game shows by Merrill Heatter Productions for a limited time add something


2000

Additionally, from 2000 to 2006, King World distributed several programs from Westinghouse Broadcasting, such as "The Mike Douglas Show" add something

 

On January 19, 2000, King World was acquired by CBS add something


2006

On September 26, 2006, & CBS announced that King World and CBS Paramount Television's syndication operations would be combined to form the CBS Television Distribution Group add something


2007

"'King World Productions, Inc."' was a production company and a syndicator of television programming in the United States until its eventual 2007 incorporation into CBS Television Distribution add something

 

On August 20, 2007, & CBS Television Distribution introduced a new closing logo to replace the old logos of King World, CBS Paramount Domestic Television, Paramount Television, and others add something

 

However, he died on December 8, 2007, after suffering a stroke the previous day add something